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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Narration Beats Tests

Who Needs the Prom?

Start a Nature Notebook

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

University Model Schools

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Teach Your Children to Work

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The History of Public Education

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Math

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Reason for Reading

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Character Matters for Kids

Critical Thinking and Logic

Combining Work and Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 3

Phonics the Montessori Way

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks